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Top Ten Thursday: NBA Basketball

Week 14 of the NBA season has come to an end and with many teams battling injuries some may begin to plummet while others continue to thrive.

10. Miami Heat (26-18) Previous Rank: N/A
Last Game: Defeated the Milwaukee Bucks 106-101
Next Game: Friday against the Brooklyn Nets
Hassan Whiteside and Goran Dragic have been able to create new opportunities for the Heat both offensively and defensively.

 

9. Washington Wizards (25-20) Previous Rank: 9
Last Game: Lost 133-109 to the Charlotte Hornets
Next Game: Friday against the Detroit Pistons
Washington has hit a bit of a bump in the road recently but players such as Wall and Beal are able to help keep them in the game.

 

8. Oklahoma City Thunder (25-20) Previous Rank: 8
Last Game: Defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 114-90
Next Game: Saturday against the Cleveland Cavaliers

 

 

7. Cleveland Cavaliers (26-17) Previous Rank: 3
Last Game: Lost to the Golden State Warriors 118-108
Next Game: Tonight against the Orlando Magic
Lebron James says this is the most challenging year of his career and the team just doesn’t seem to mesh as everyone had hoped for.

 

6. Minnesota Timberwolves (29-17) Previous Rank: 7
Last Game: Lost to the Orlando Magic 108-102
Next Game: Tonight against the Houston Rockets
Jimmy Butler finally found his place for his new team as his averages have all gone up and he has been fun to watch defensively.

 

5. San Antonio Spurs (30-16) Previous Rank: 6
Last Game: Defeated the Brooklyn Nets 100-95
Next Game: Friday against the Toronto Raptors
The loss of Kawhi Leonard will hurt the team on both ends of the ball but Aldridge and Gasol can step up and help make key plays.

 

4. Houston Rockets (30-12)
Last Game: Lost to the Los Angeles Clippers 113-102
Next Game: Tonight against the Minnesota Timberwolves
James Harden should be back in the starting line-up and if the injury doesn’t bother him I expect the Rockets offense to be a huge threat against.

 

3. Toronto Raptors (30-13) Previous Rank: 4
Last Game: Defeated the Detroit Pistons 96-91
Next Game: Friday against the San Antonio Spurs
DeRozan has been exciting to watch on both ends of the ball and with the help of the bench the team has been able to find ways to win.

 

2. Boston Celtics (34-11) Previous Rank: 2
Last Game: Lost to the New Orleans Pelicans 116-113 in OT
Next Game: Tonight against the Philadelphia 76ers
Jayson Tatum has started his rookie season with a bang and if things continue to the young star will find major success in his future.

 

1. Golden State Warriors (37-9) Previous Rank: 1
Last Game: Defeated the Chicago Bulls 119-112
Next Game: Saturday against the Houston Rockets

 

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